12th World Congress On Cancers of the Skin to be Held in Tel Aviv Israel May 2009

New York, NY (June 2008) - The Skin Cancer Foundation, along with the Israel Society of Dermatology and Venereology, will sponsor the 12th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin in Tel Aviv, Israel at the David InterContinental Hotel on May 3-6, 2009. This extraordinary scientific event offers dermatologists, plastic surgeons and oncologists an unparalleled opportunity to interact with a distinguished international faculty to exchange information on the latest advances in skin cancer diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research.

"This biennial event is a key element in the global effort to combat the epidemic of skin cancer," said Congress President, Joseph Alcalay, MD, Israel. "It's a privilege to be hosting such an important meeting."

The international faculty of physicians and scientists, renowned experts in the skin cancer topics being covered, is drawn from medical centers, teaching hospitals and government agencies worldwide. Approximately 1,000 participants from all over the world are expected to attend this Congress, which will be CME accredited.

In addition to the plenary sessions, daily symposia will be conducted by panels of experts who will discuss melanomas and non-melanomas, the effects of ultraviolet radiation, and the genetic basis of skin cancer. Presentations will focus on state-of-the-art treatments, including photodynamic therapy, immunotherapy, dermoscopy and sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma. Sessions include:

* Genetics of Skin Cancer
* Primary and Secondary Prevention
* Actinic Keratoses
* Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers
* Dermatopathology of Skin Cancers
* Skin Cancers in Organ Transplant Recipients
* Melanoma Dermatology
* Dermoscopy and Imaging
* Non-Surgical Treatment for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers
* Epidemiology of Skin Cancer
* Skin Cancers in Childhood
* Treatment of Premalignant and Malignant Skin Lesions with Light Sources
* Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Melanoma
* Cutaneous Lymphomas
* (Malignant) Melanoma Oncology
* Mohs Surgery
* Kaposi Sarcoma and Spindel Cell Tumors

President of the Congress is Joseph Alcalay, MD. Perry Robins, MD, President of The Skin Cancer Foundation is Honorary President of the Congress. The Scientific Committee includes: Reuven Bergman, MD, Israel; Antonio de Silva Picoto, MD, Portugal; Leonard H. Goldberg, MD, USA; Allan C. Halpern, MD, USA; Emmilia Hodak, MD, Israel; Roland Kaufman, MD, Germany; Michal Lotem, MD, Israel; Scott W. Menzies, MD, Australia; Hubert Pehamberger, MD, Austria; Jason Rivers, MD, Canada; Julian Sanchez Conejo-Mir, MD, Spain; Jacob Schechter, MD, Israel.

To register, book accommodation, submit an abstract and receive regular updates on the Scientific Program you are welcome to visit the Congress website at www.kenes.com/wccs2009 or contact Kenes International at +41 22 908 0488 or email at wccs2009@kenes.com. Information can also be obtained from The Skin Cancer Foundation at www.skincancer.org. In addition to The Skin Cancer Foundation and the Israel Society of Dermatology and Venereology, the Congress will be co-sponsored by the Israel Cancer Association and The Israel Society for Clinical Oncology and Radiation and several pharmaceutical companies.